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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fermentferment , foment
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Example sentences from the Web for ferment
But it was intellectual ferment that Sheehy craved above all else.
“Biofuel” can be made out of anything that will ferment or rot, including digestive system waste products.The Federal Government Has Violated My Right to Chainsaw|P. J. O’Rourke|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A literary ferment erupted in coastal Andhra between the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In other words, we have political mobilization, backed by intellectual ferment and blessed by the president of the United States.Obama’s Trayvon Martin Briefing Shows View on Race in America Is Changing|Errol Louis|July 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ferment isn't imminent, but the conditions for it are ripe, said the group in a new report out this week.
Lime salts also possess the power of transforming renninogen into the active ferment.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
They are extremely prone to change, and in presence of animal matters readily ferment, and are converted into salts of ammonia.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
At the moment when our history begins, the audacity of the new religious doctrines was putting all Paris in a ferment.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
A mixture of water and honey allowed to ferment together was called mulsa.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
The existence of such a soluble ferment would explain the presence of free sugar and free fisetin.Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)|William Anderson Syme